Wednesday, January 20, 2010

VALENTINES DAY NAILS - BLACKENED ROSES

Another Valentines mani today - yeeeeaaaaaahhh!! Kind of stuck on the Valentines theme for now. I used Orly Matte Vinyl for the black base and then stamped roses and hearts with cupid arrows with NYC Royal Foil. Loving this! When I showed it to the BF he wanted to know why it looked so dry, lol. I had to inform him it wasn't DRY but MATTE. I decided to put a clear coat over the four nails that I had stamped the hearts with arrows on to shake up the look a little bit. Sorry for the dryness but I couldn't very well oil up my fingers while trying to keep the polish matte looking. This mani is only good for a few hours I would say. The matte starts to get shiny and since it isn't protected I have had some chipping too. But I liked the out come of this one.







The addition of the clear coat on the ring and thumb nails below:





(Look at how perfect that stamp came out!!!! Pats on the back Brooke :)

29 comments:

April and Ashley said...

Wow! I really love this. Pink and red nails aren't really my thing so I am not interested in most Valentine's Day manicures. But this rocks!!!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

ooh, this is lovely. The matte and silver look awesome!

Keedah said...

So simple and gorgous! Loves it!

Mary said...

I love that look! Great combination of colors and finishes :)

Brooke said...

I really love the foil design against the matte black nail. My fiance doesn't understand matte nails either - he's like 'did you forget to put a top coat on?' - which cracks me up that he even KNOWS what a top coat is! lol

Brooke said...

KEEDAH - hey there! I just took a look at your blog and just love it. I know you don't know nails all the time, but since there was at least a mix of nails I'm adding your blog to Monday's NBOTB post :)

BROOKE - (Great name, lol) I was thinking my BF would really dig the matte, since it seems more manly, but like yours did, he thought it looked better with the top coat on it. Of course, I can't blame him, I wasn't (and still not) all the way down with this whole matte thing. :)

Evil Angel said...

Brooke this is my kind of Vday mani! I love it, the contrast is perfect!

gildedangel said...

That is gorgeous, I love it!

Pixie said...

That is amazingly hot.

AllYouDesire said...

This is just perfect! I love it :)

enamoredenamel said...

love this, everything about it, including the fact its not a typical pink or red for v-day

Ange-Marie said...

I LOVE this it is perfect!

moodpuppet said...

Gorgeous! I really love how the matte ones turned out!

Easy, Peasy, Breezy, Me said...

This is just gorgeous!

Lissa said...

This is awesome! I may have to copy. :)

Phyrra said...

These are gorgeous!

Xuan-An said...

Gorgeous!! I love the pop of chrome pink on black!

technopathetic said...

Awesome mani. It looks great matte or with a top coat on. My BF wondered why my nails looked like I had wall paint on my nails when I was wearing OPI's Gargantuan Green Grape Matte, silly men lol

Lau said...

That is such a kickass design!

JennXOXO said...

This is gorgeous! I must get my hands on the NYC Royal Foil shade.

Kirsten said...

This looks amazing! Perfect combo!

Brooke said...

JENNXOXO - I know that these NYC polishes were discontinued, but I got mine from Discount Cosmetic Outlet, here is a link to all the foil ones they have: http://www.discountcosmeticoutlet.com/servlet/Categories?category=BEAUTY+%26+FRAGRANCES%3ANail+Care%3ANail+Polish%3ANYC+New+York+Color%3AFoil+Nail+Enamel

Like I said, I ordered mine from there and had no problems at all with my order, they even sent me a bookmark.

Lucy said...

Aw, this has made me want a konad stamper, like, now!

Nienna said...

Simply gorgeous :-)

Niki* said...

These are RAD! I really love the matte look with the holo on top!!

Niki* said...

These are RAD! I really love the matte look with the holo on top!!

Gejba said...

I love it! Fantastic colors and beautiful images.

Never Enough Nails said...

LOVE this!!!!! Seriously great idea!

Riechan said...

Gorgeous! I love the mat colour ^^

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